ment; and, during tile previous afternoon, the Seventeenth Corps (Blair's) had pushed its operations on the farther side of the Augusta Railroad, so as to secure possession of a hill, known as Leggett's Hill, which Leggett's and Force's Divisions had carried by assault.
Giles A. Smith's division was on Leggett's left, deployed with a weak left flank in air, in military phraseology.
It was in carrying this hill that General Gresham, a great favorite, was badly wounded; and there also Colonel Tom Reynolds, now of Madison, Wisconsin, was shot through the leg. When the surgeons were debating the propriety of amputating it in his hearing, he begged them to spare the leg, as it was very valuable, being an imported leg.
He was of Irish birth, and this well-timed piece of wit saved his leg, for the surgeons thought, if he could perpetrate a joke at such a time, they would trust to his vitality to save his limb.
During the night, I had full reports from all parts of our line, most of whic
tes J W Stribbling, badly; A S Embry, mortally; Thomas R Embry, W A McConcher, J M McConcher, badly; Robert Smith.
Company K, 1st Lieut Houston, commanding: Killed--Sergeant Jos Houser.
Wounded: John Montgomery, hand; W Bowyer, slightly, Tom Reynolds, band and nose.
Field and staff040
The above is a correvates A D Dunlop, slightly; G Frizzle, severely.
Company D, Capt Jas Alken, commanding. Killed: None.
Wounded: Capt Jas Alkep, slightly; Privates J T Bumes, severely; J D DcVangan, slightly; S P Kennedy, slightly; J T Pearce, severely; J M Reynolds, mortally; J J Wheeler, severely.
Company E, Capt M D Robinson, commanding — Killed: Serg't Jno G Kidd.
Wounded; 1st Lieut Jno D Robinson, severely; Serg't J. 8 Keer, slightly; Private W J White, severely.
Company F, 2nd Lieut James S